Ksar, Motrico, Corrida, Tantieme, Ribot, and Alleged. All champions. All horses that won the Arc twice. But none of them ever could win it a third time. Tomorrow morning, all eyes in the horse racing world will be on France. The super mare Treve is trying to do the unprecedented, win 3 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. After a champion-like win in 2013 and an improbable win in 2014, Treve is coming into the Arc in perfect form. But so much is against her. First the obvious, no horse has ever won three straight. Jockeys have won three straight, but never a horse. Also, no horse older than 4 years old has won this race since 2002 (Marienbard). Or how no jockey has ever won this race 5 times (Thierry Jarnet has 4 lifetime Arc wins). And of course 17 other horses that want to take one of the richest and most prestigious races in the world. So let us go through her major foes and see if anyone can take down the queen of the world.
About the Author
Mike Tartaglia, an 18-year old handicapper and horse racing fan founded this blog back in 2011 following that years Triple Crown. Over the years, he expanded his racing knowledge to encompass not only thoroughbred racing, but also harness and quarter horse racing. While his home track to bet at is the Meadowlands, he calls Monmouth Park his true home, making multiple trips every meet. He has also visited Parx, Aqueduct, and Saratoga. In the summer of 2014, he was invited onto TVG's show, The Quarters, to compete against the handicappers, coming in a close second, losing to Caleb Keller by only $2. He appeared on TVG again in August of 2015 to The Quarters, talking about the Haskell, whcih was earlier that day, as well as handicapping and hitting the Late Pick 4 from Los Alamitos. His favorite horses include Man O'War, Imp, Frankel, Toast of New York, and Ruler On Ice. Some tracks he wishes to go to one day are Los Alamitos, Churchill Downs, Presque Isle Downs, Ascot, Longchamp, and Meydan. In 2015, he was able to go the the Haskell Invitational to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in person.
Mike is currently a student at Penn State University majoring in Material Sciences and Engineering. Horse Racing Station is his way of sharing with the world his thoughts on the biggest races (and sometimes the smallest). He is in the process of developing his own speed figures for harness racing (as well as thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, albeit in early stages). He also hosts the sports podcast Mike & Madie Sports Talk every Monday evening.
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